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applicable in pakistan. he had close relationships rhetorically with mullah omar and mullah omar reporter intervened on his behalf, again in 2006 to keep them in a leadership position in south waziristan. so does look like a pretty close operational relationship at least as far as it goes. for less than going to say just going forward is on the future of afghanistan, i could not agree more with what anand was thing about the money issue in afghanistan. i wrote a paper published here by new america called russian roulette, and i forget the subtitle, that runs through and as a comparison of the last days of the russian occupation in afghanistan in the late '80s with where we are today. frankly, i don't think from a sustainability of the afghan government standpoint we have done much better. and that's pretty depressing but i think that's the case. and we may have been worse. i think that a lot of ways you can make a strong argument that he was a more dynamic and creatively within hybrid car site. so the last thing though is where do we go going forward. and i think especially in the process
afghanistan and pakistan. this is about an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] >> well, good afternoon, everybody, and welcome. i'm steve coll, i'm the president of the new america foundation, and it's my pleasure to welcome you to this event briefly. and to introduce our subject which from our perspective involves the launch of a book that somebody will hold up for the audience since i don't have a copy. talibanistan. laugh -- [laughter] and i just wanted to say a few words about where this book came from and why the subject matter that you'll hear discussed today struck us as or worthy of what became really a couple of years of endeavor at new america led by peter bergen who will be your moderator through most of the program today. peter and katherine teedman, who unfortunately is not with us today, co-edited this book. it's a collection of scholarly and journalistic articles about the taliban and it environment in southern afghanistan and western pakistan. and it was born as an attempt at new america by a diverse group of researchers to try to get at some of the diversity of the tal
's not over in afghanistan. b, to the degree that al qaeda has moved over into pakistan, that's a country that has over 100 nuclear weapons. syria, which is an ongoing problem. the suggestion constantly seems to be that we need to come in on the side of the rebels. there are at least 1,000 al qaeda members in syria today fighting on the side of the rebels. if the chemical weapons fall into their hands, big problems. you mentioned iran. remember now, and it may even have been on this program, i think that netanyahu suggested that come spring, come early summer, if the iranians still have not pulled back from building a nuclear weapon, the israelis may attack. the iranians would respond against the united states. and they have the capacity to do it with cyber war. >> i think it's even bigger and more troubling than that. it isn't just the middle east and that region. look at north korea. announcing that they are going to target the united states. they have nuclear weapons, unlike iran at this point. you look at what happened in algeria and mali. the egypt problem is not solved. i actually h
were damage flood waters causing problems and high tide expected to make it worse tomorrow. pakistan, $30 million worth of seized drugs destroyed. heroin, and cash and chewing tobacco . cases of beer smashed to pieces along with hundreds of bottles of alcohol. pakistan is declared a drug free country for 133 - 13 years now. >> i am harris faulkner. it is the fox report. one police officer died and two more seriously hurt after someone opened fire as they were responding to a house fire in southern louisiana, two surviving police officers are in critical condition at this hour. police say they have a suspect in custody. long-time iowa senator to harkin calling it quits. when his fifth term ends harkin will not seek reelection. he is one of three senators to announce retirement . georgia senator chambliss and west virginia senator jay rockefeller not seeking another term . saying goodbye to baseball legend stan newfield. his funeral in st. louis, missouri. he played 22 seasons in the majors all in st. louis. cardinals calling him the heart and soul of the fran and of the city he loved
for the iranians of the north koreans are the pakistans or others to design. so what would happen if one of these things as part of in downtown manhattan? well, the map shows with certain assumptions about when speed and other factors with the devastation would be. of course, it is worse around ground zero and getting a little bit better as you go farther out but the estimate in this scientific journal is that this relatively small nuclear device would injured about one-half million people and killed over 600,000 people just from being set off in lower manhattan. of course, you would see similar devastation if one were to be set off your in washington. no, i don't mean to alarm anybody here, but i think we need to think about these kinds of dangers because they are not going away. as the iranian nuclear program accelerates, as pakistan destabilizes, these are very real possibilities that we have to think very hard about. rome was brought down by barbarians. we have to be very careful that we ourselves are not brought down by barbarians. i think the first defense is to understand the natu
, pakistan, vietnam. on and on. >> that earns one the platinum card when it comes to flying, i spoiz. they do talk about her, the hillary doctrine. and this great secretary of state, but what can she point to specifically as her accomplishments in that role? >> well, she promoted smart power, meaning after george w. bush and the iraq war sending troops abroad. finding other ways to achieve goals in the war on terror. she's largely been the voice of the women's movement around the world. talking about democracy and women's issues. she's beloved by feminists and holds a feminist role of global stature and i think most significantly in the end she is just very well liked by presidents and prime ministers and our own u.s. military. i mean, talk to the generals and talk to the admirals. they all have great respect for her. she has promoted the internet and facebook, twitter as tools in diplomacy and foreign policy making, probably more than any other person working in our government. >> sounds like a very modern secretary of state but does come at a price in benghazi and that hearing she had where
to sent u.s. personnel in. the increase of drones in pakistan, somalia, yemen. >> first of all, they are extraordinarily effective and a tool we have to have. we need to use them for reconnaissance and to strike. every time you take a shot, you need to do a calculation, and i think we've done that in the past. the effect it has around the target and it emanates further. if you look in a place that is a sovereign country. if we need in and technolog technologicaltechnologi technologically shoot, it was pretty easy. we didn't put american boots on the ground or accept risk. it can lower the threshold to take action. at the receiving end, it feels very different. >> it feels like war because civilians get killed. >> look, i've washed this since the program stepped up in mid 2008 and it got stronger as time went on. now, i would suggest to you in 2008, we were very much focussed on what were clearly imminent threats against the homeland. we saw what was going on inside al qaeda training camps. for that period of time and a period of time afterward, that was a compelling concern. th
i was very happy. i disrespect for in the wake and a university that pakistan's but the gist of it in situ like georgetown or the military environment. i can't think of one instance where there was ever a censorship. in fact, people don't realize this, that the naval academy to believe it's true, the best officers want their midshipmen to make an unlawful order. they want them to protest the unlawful order or the unethical and i'm reasonable behavior in the senior command. they want this to be the messenger that takes it right up, but they want them to know it could cost you a court-martial. it shouldn't come lately. shouldn't fret about whether -- could you keep tupperware in your locker or square in the corners are yelling this or that 36 bytes, six choose instead of some great burning campaign, the trivia required to learn and recite in these academies. if you got an unlawful order or a lawful order, but somehow called into question your dignity or dignity of politics. you are responsible for bringing that up and partly the reason i was there that is because that was a sma
from pakistan into afghanistan which finds its way into the roadside bombs that kill our troops, known as ied's. thank you for the work. the work on behalf of women throughout the world but also women and girls particularly in afghanistan and even though we are still in the throes of responding to the challenges in syria, the great work you have done on humanitarian assistance and other elements of that strategy we have worked together on. i also want to commend the words he spoke today about not retreating when it comes to getting that balance right queen engagement and also security. both high priorities. i was struck by and i am glad you were sospecific on page 3 of your testimony. the recommendation by the board which now has found its way into the jake now is a set of 64 specific action items. you said 85% are on track to be completed by the end of march. what if any impediments and implementation do you perceive right now and are there impediments to meeting those deadlines that this committee and congress can help you with? >> thank you, senator. thank you for those three topics
was not in charge of policy in pakistan, in afghanistan, in iraq, in israel/palestine, it was completely abandoned, that was all run through the white house. i would say those policies have all failed and i don't hold hillary clinton -- >> so that's to hillary's credit, right? >> she certainly didn't make them succeed. >> no, but listen -- >> she was wrong. >> i want you to respond right after a quick break. >> good. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. >>> we talked about the legacy of secretary of state hillary clinton and how much it's her legacy. i think that's one of the real questions is how much the first term foreign policy of the obama administration is hillary clinton's legacy and we were talking a little
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